The world leader in international education
EF is the world leader in international education, an industry that is more than 50 billion USD in size. Our mission is to break down barriers in language, culture and geography, and so far, we have helped over 15 million students learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree. Founded in 1965, by entrepreneur Bertil Hult, EF today operates 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries and has a network of 34,000 teachers, staff and guides. A privately held company, EF has 16 divisions offering a wide range of educational programs for students of all ages.
EF has always been more than just teachers, books, and a classroom. When Bertil Hult founded EF nearly 50 years ago, he was seeking a better, more direct way to learn. It’s this revolutionary spirit- to improve the way people learn- that drives us forward, that pushes us to embrace new technology and to explore better teaching methods. Our state-of-the-art schools, terrific teachers, proprietary curriculum, and the ultimate measure of success- the learning progress of our students- are the results of our efforts. We believe the key to EF’s future, and the future of education, lies in research and innovation.